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In an earlier blog (What is Linguistic Validation?) we discussed what is involved with linguistic validation; we now turn our attention to explaining cognitive debriefing, sometimes referred to as pilot testing. As stated before, linguistic validation and cognitive debriefing are needed to qualify an instrument’s validity and to protect clinical research data pools. The US Food and … Learn More

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There is a debate about bringing the language of Informed Consent Forms (ICFs) down to a level that is more universally understandable. If English speakers struggle to understand the language of Informed Consent Forms, imagine the difficulty that exists for people with limited English proficiency (LEP). The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (21 CFR … Learn More

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Multimedia localization projects can have an immediate impact on helping you reach, inform and communicate with a global audience. Unlike typical translation products, which take time to print and distribute, localized multimedia (especially when used on the web) very rapidly connects your product or service with your multilingual audience in their language. According to Common … Learn More

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Last week we gave A Brief Overview of Multimedia Localization, and this week we’re going to dive a little deeper to explore using voice-over versus subtitling for the audio in your multimedia projects. When planning a multimedia localization project, what to do with the audio can be tricky. Should it be localized using voice-over or … Learn More

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Perhaps you have sent a translation or localization project to a professional translation company who recommended that in addition to the typical translation, editing and proofing, you add Desktop Publishing (DTP) to your project. You may be wondering, why do I need a language service provider to perform my desktop publishing? Why can’t my design … Learn More

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You may not have thought of it, but if you are localizing or translating your website and digital content, you may need to keep it Section 508 compliant. With over 20% of web users that have some disability, Section 508 compliance can help you reach up to 20% more of your target audience that you … Learn More

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I recently spoke with one of our new Project Managers who is currently going through our on-boarding training and I asked him what stood out so far with what he was learning about our translation processes. The thing that he thought was remarkable was the process that a document goes through in translation and the … Learn More

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You’ve spent time and resources developing your brand, creating campaigns and crafting marketing content to reach your audience, and now you are ready to tap into global markets or multilingual markets here at home. To do this you must translate and localize your marketing content, but how do you ensure that your brand voice is … Learn More